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The Resource A World on Fire

A World on Fire

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A World on Fire
Title
A World on Fire
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER10 BEST BOOKSTHE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • 2011 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington PostThe New YorkerChicago TribuneThe EconomistNancy Pearl, NPRBloomberg.com • Library JournalPublishers Weekly In this brilliant narrative, Amanda Foreman tells the fascinating story of the American Civil War—and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle. Between 1861 and 1865, thousands of British citizens volunteered for service on both sides of the Civil War. From the first cannon blasts on Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox, they served as officers and infantrymen, sailors and nurses, blockade runners and spies. Through personal letters, diaries, and journals, Foreman introduces characters both humble and grand, while crafting a panoramic yet intimate view of the war on the front lines, in the prison camps, and in the great cities of both the Union and the Confederacy. In the drawing rooms of London and the offices of Washington, on muddy fields and aboard packed ships, Foreman reveals the decisions made, the beliefs held and contested, and the personal triumphs and sacrifices that ultimately led to the reunification of America. "Engrossing . . . a sprawling drama."—The Washington Post "Eye-opening . . . immensely ambitious and immensely accomplished."—The New Yorker WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR CIVIL WAR HISTORY
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Foreman, Amanda
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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A World on Fire
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OVERDRIVE:650338e0-24a4-48d2-9191-ec97045d3216
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780679603979
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A World on Fire
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:650338e0-24a4-48d2-9191-ec97045d3216
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679603979
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave, North Fond du Lac, WI, 54937, US
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